These contain my dudes two favorite things: blueberries and pancakes. I was a totally awesome mom and made these for lunch, yes lunch the other day. In an effort to constantly keep our lives [summer] fun and exciting, I decided to mix it up a little bit. Of course, it means that someday soon, they'll be eating pasta & veggies for breakfast...but I haven't told them yet. Let them live in ignorance.
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm a "from scratch" kind of girl. I like to make cakes, cookies, buns, breads, and yes, even pancakes from scratch. Not only do I love the taste, but I find some sort of satisfaction from creating something from nothing.
That being said, there are times where a mix is a perfect and wonderful thing. Even better when it actually tastes good! [I know, who would have thunk!]
The Shirley J pancake mix is one of those mixes. Normally pancakes from mix are rubbery and tasteless and...well, don't have a place in my pantry [or food storage]! These pancakes are nice a and fluffy, and have that yummy homemade taste. Even better, they are a great base and allow for creativity and fun!
Blueberries Wild Pancakes
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 2 T. flour
- 2 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- lemon zest
- 1/4 c. water
- Mix flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and water in a saucepan. Add blueberries. Cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- While sauce is cooking, make pancakes.
- 3 1/2 c. Shirley J pancake mix
- 2 1/2 c. cold water
- 3 T. sugar
- 1/2 c. frozen blueberries
- Mix together pancake mix, sugar and toss in blueberries. Coat blueberries with dry mix. Stir in water until mix is combined.
- Fry on pancake griddle for about 1 1/2 minutes each side.
- Serve with blueberry syrup & whip cream, if desired.
[This makes quite a few pancakes. Enough for me to freeze quite a few, and save for breakfasts later in the week!]
*The blueberry syrup is great over pancakes, but could also be served over ice cream, short cake [blueberry shortcake!], waffles...anything!
**Fresh blueberries, if they are available to you, could be subsituted here! There might be some liquid alterations [in the sauce], but would probably taste even better!
***Also, for a great change, add a dollop of ricotta cheese to the top of the pancakes and then cover with the blueberry sauce. Yum!